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How to Activate/Subscribe International Roaming in Ntc?

Nepal Telecom SIM card works in foreign countries with the subscription of roaming service. Nepal Telecom (NTC) started an international roaming service in 2001. Although the service was available in GSM postpaid service for a long time, Ntc launched the roaming service in Namaste prepaid at a later time. Here, in this post, we will provide information on how to take/activate/subscribe to international roaming on the NTC SIM card.

International Roaming service allows a customer to access the mobile network while they are out of their home country. Suppose, you take a Nepal Telecom SIM (with roaming service enabled), then you can get access to mobile networks there. The cost of using the roaming call, SMS, and data is expensive as compared to other calls made from the home country.

How to take the roaming service in Ntc?

To activate/subscribe to the roaming service in NTC GSM prepaid SIM card,

  • The customer needs to dial *1415*7# and activate the international roaming to enable the service.
  • Customers can also use the Nepal Telecom app to activate the roaming in their number.

Earlier you need to visit the Ntc counter to activate roaming in postpaid SIM (with a deposit of Rs 10,000) but now you can activate roaming on postpaid on your own.

To take the international roaming in NTC GSM postpaid SIM card,

  • First, you need to confirm that you have more than Rs 5000 balance in your account.
  • Then you need to dial *1415*7# and select 3 to Activate the roaming service.
  • Then your SIM card will have the international roaming facility to use NTC services in a foreign land.

Cost of International roaming in Ntc

The cost of international roaming service is expensive as compared to the usage in the home country. It will also cost you more to call back to Nepal. Similarly, you also have to pay for picking up incoming calls. The price of outgoing calls, incoming calls, and SMS varies from country to country. NTC also says the price may vary due to the fluctuating dollar rate. The incoming SMS service for the roaming number is free of charge.

First, the international roaming in prepaid was available to India and China only but now they have extended the availability to more countries. The countries where Ntc prepaid can take roaming are India, China, UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, and 20 more nations.

The cost of calling countries except for home and the local country is Rs 137 per minute. The cost of calls per minute while being on international roaming (to local and home) ranges from Rs 7 (India) to Rs 135 (Other Asian countries). Similarly, the cost of outgoing roaming SMS ranges from Rs 7 (India) to Rs 54 (China). Find the cost of international roaming in the Ntc postpaid service.

Data roaming

Now Ntc has also enabled data roaming service in international roaming. Earlier they could only use voice and SMS services. All the customers who enable international roaming will get the data service while being in foreign countries.

The data roaming service is now available in 14 countries including India, and America. Find the list of countries with the Ntc data roaming service and also the cost which ranges from Rs 5 to Rs 40 per MB.

They are known to add more countries with the data roaming service. Ntc postpaid customers could use the mobile service with 192 operators in 87 countries. So, all the countries with roaming services will have a data roaming facility in the coming days.

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